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have been taught, whether by word, or our epiftle. 16. * Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlafting consolation, and good' hope, through grace, 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

CH A P: III. .
INALLY brethren, a pray for us, that the word

of the Lord * may have free course [Gr. may run], and be glorified even as it is with you; 2. And that we may be delivered from *.unreasonable [Or, absurd] and d wicked me: for all men have not faith. Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and f keep you from evil. 4. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that yé both do, and will do the things which we command you. 3. And the Lord h dire&t your hearts into the love of God, and into the * patient waiting for Christ [Or, patience of Chrift]. 6. Now we command you, brethrer, in the name of our Lord Jesus Chrift, i that ye withdraw your selves from every brother that walketh k disorderly, and not after the

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f See on Joh. 17. 15.

I, 17. .:1 Cor. 1. 8. 't I Ther.

& See on 2 Cor. 7. 16. g. 13. See on Rom 16. 25.

1 Chron. 29. 18. O Lord CHA P. III.

God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Il 1. Eph. 6. 19. Col. 4, 3. srael our Fathers, keep this for ever See on Rom. 15. 30.

in the Imagination of the thoughts ♡ See on Acts 6. 7.

of the Heart of thy People, and † Rom. 15:31. That I may prepare their Heart unto thee. be delivered from them that do not 6. i Ver. 14. † Rom. 16. 17. believe in Judea.

18. 17.

10+ 2 Joh. ver. 10, See on Mag d See on Aets 13.45., 3.0 t i Thief. s. 24.

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k See on Ver. ii. 1 Cor. 1.9. livered to them by the mouth of an Apostle ? And if this be the Senses as they themselves must allow it to be ; let them prove that the unwrit. ten Traditions, by which they pretend to establish Doctrines necessary to Salvation, not contain'd in the holy Scriptures, were immediately deliveri ed by, and received from the Mouth of an Apostle ; and then we Pro teftants will own that we are'obliged to receive them. If any would see this Subject more particularly handled, they may consult a Book pubJished in the Reign of King James the fecond, Entituled, Pepery nct founded in Scripture, wristen by some of the most eninent Divines in the Churcks of England, pag. 58. Dr. Bennett's Confutation of Popery, Part I. Chap. 5. Dr. Scott's Christian Life, Vol. V. p. 312, and Dir Whitby's Notes on Rom. 16. 17. I com.dl. 2. 2 Thef. 2.15.



tradition which he received of us.

7: For your selves known how ye ought to follow us :' for we 'n behaved not our felves disorderly among you,

8. Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but o wrought with labour and travel P night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9.

Not because we hate not power, but to make our felves 'an ensample unto you to follow us. 10. For even when we were with you,

this we commanded you, s that if any would not work, neither-Should he eat. II. For we hear that there are some which u walk among you disorderly, * working not at all, but are busie-bodies. 12. • Now them that are fach, we command, and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread, 13. But ye brethren, * be not weary [Or, faint not] in well-doing. 14. And if any man obey' not our word * by this epistle, note that man [Or, ignifie that man by an epiftle], and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15. Yet count him not is an enemy, but : admonish him as á brother. 16.



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the thing which is good, that he 7. mf 1 Cor. 4. 16. t 1 Thef. r. may have to give to him that 1. See on 1 Cor. 11. I.

needeth., 3. i Thes. " See on 1 Thef. 2.10.

ye ftudy to be quiet, and to do 8.0 + Ads 20. 34. + 2 Cor. s your own Business, and to work with 1. 9. t i Thef. 2.9. See on your own Hands, as we commanded

you. : 1 Tim. 5:13. And with. :p See the Note on A&tš 20. al they (the younger Widows] learn '.

to be idle, wandring about from 9. 9:1 Thef. 2. 6. See on i jo House to House ; and not only idle,

but Tatlers also, and bufie-bodies, See on i Cor. 11.!

speaking things which they ought 10. s # Gen. 3. 19. In the Sweat. not. 1 Pet. 4 i 5. Lec none of of thy Face shalt thou eat Bread; you suffer as a Murderer, or as a ill thou return urito the Ground, 15 Thief, or as an Evil-doer, or as a - ti Thef.4. 11. The Words busie-body in other Mens MatIT: .4 Ver. 6.

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4. 11. † Eph. * Ads 20. 35. I have shewed 4.28. See on Ver II. you all things, how that so labour. 20

f Gal. 6.9. Let us not be ng ye ought to support the Weak; weary in well-doing : for in due Seaind' to remember the Words of Ton we fhiali


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14. a 4 : Cor. 5,9,11. See on ceive. Eph. 4. 28. Let him that

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Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always; by all means. The Lord be with you all., 17. The & falutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write ; 18. The ħ

grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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Year of our Lord 6.
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ment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; 2. Unto a Timothy, my own fon in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3. : As I befought thee to abide still at Ephesus when I went into ? Macedonia, that thou mightft charge some that they teach




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lowship with the unfruitful Works the Do&rine of God our Saviour in of Darknefs, but rather reprove all things. Tit. 3. 4. After that them. :1 Thef. 5. 14 Warn them the Kindness and Love of Ged our that are unruly- i Tim. 5. 20. 'Saviour toward Man appeared. Juda Them that fin, rebuke before all, Ver. 25. To the only wise God our that others may fear. :: Tit. 3. Saviour be Glory and Majesty, Do39. A Man that is an Heretick, af- minion and Power, both now and ter the first and second Admonition reject.


Christ in you 16. See on Rom. 15. 33. 1o the Hope of Glory

17.6 7 Col. 4. 18. See on s df 1 Cor. 4.17. 1. These Cor. 16. 21.

3. 2. See on Acts 16.1, 18. h See on Rom. 16. 20.

:: Tit. 1. 4. See on i Cor. CH A P. I.

4. 17. a See on Acts 9. 15.


+ Gal. 1. 3. :• 2. Tim. 1. 2. Þ.: 1. Tim. 2.3. This is good t i Pet. I. 2. See on Rom and acceptable in the Sight of God Our Saviour. ; 1 Tim.

3 Ef Acts 20, 1, 3. Paul-deBecause we trust in the living God, parted for to go into Macedonis who is the Saviour of all Men, 18-20 He purposed to return through cially of ti em that believe - Tit. Macedonia. Phil. 2. 24: I truf 1.3. -Which (preaching) is com- in the Lord, that I also my self mitted unto me, accorling tɔ the fhall come sortly. Commandment of God ois- Saviour. nt Gal. 1.6, 7. I marvel that Tit. 2. 10, -Ilac chey may adorn 28

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no other doctrine, 4. Neither give lieed to fables, and endless (1) genealogies, which * minister questions, rather than godly edifying, which is in faith: so do. he end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned : S. From which fome * having swerved, [or, not aiming it], haye turued aside unto ó vain jangling. . 7. Desiring o be teachers of the law, understanding neither what hey say, nor whereof they affirm. 8. But we know hat the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9.


Knowing le are so soon removed from him bles. + Tit. 1.14. Not giving heed hat called you into the Grace of to Jewish Fables, and CommandChrist, unto another Gospel: Which ments of Men, that turn from the is not another ; but there be some Truth. f. Tit. 3. 2. Avoid foolish hat trouble you, and would


per. s Questions, and Genealogies, and Convert the Gospel of Christ. t 1 Tim. tentions, and Strivings abouř the 5.3. The Words under Versio. Law ; for they are unprofitable 4. i $ 1 Tim. 4. 7. Refuse pro and vain. "ane and old Wives Fables, and exer

k I Tim. 6.4. See above. ise thy self rather to godliness.10 5.1 † Rom. 13. 8, 10. Gal. | 1 Tim. 6.4, 20. -Doting about 5.14. See ou Joh. 13. 34. Queftions and Arifes of Words, where m 2 Tim.1.3. I thank God,whom of comech Envy, Strife, Ti

O Ti. I serve from my forefathers with a, mothy, keep that which is com- pure Conscience.-- :: 2 Tim. 2. 22. mitted to thy Trust, avoiding 15 Follow Righteousness, Faith, Cha-; srofane and vain-bablings, and op rity, Peace, with them that call on positions of Science falily so called. the Lord out of a pure Heart. 1 Pet. 1 2 Tim. 2. 16, 23. Shun profane 1. 22. Seeing ye have purified your and vain-bablings ; for they will Souls. in obeying the Truch thro'.

more ungodliness. 20 the Spirit.-Foolish and unlearned Questions avoid, 6. 'n + 1 Tim. 6.4, 20.

See on knowing that they do ingender Ver. 4. Strifes. 2 Tim. 4. 4. They fhall 8." ť Rom. 9. 12. The Law turn away their Ear's from the is holy, and the Commandment Truth, and fhall be turned unto Fa- 25 holy, and just, and good.

(1) The Gencalogies the Apostle refers ro, are not those recorded in the holy Scriptures, which are of great Use; but those kept by private Persons relating to their own Pedigree, which they valued themselves very much upon. Dr. Alix thinks that the Law of Moses engaged the Pews in the Study of their Genealogies, that they might more certainly know that of the Meliah. But Chrifi being now come, and the Jews and ham, &c. were to be laid aide. The Study of them was now no more of use, and they ministred to many needles: Queftions, and put a stop to mutual edifying in Faith and Love.

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Knowing this, that the (1) law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for finuers, for unholy and profanie, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manflayers, 10. For whoremongers, for them that a defile themselves with mankind, for men-ftealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to s found do&trine, 11. According to the glorious, gofpel of the u blessed God, which was committed to my trust." r2. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who

hath છે. P Rom. 13. 3. Rulers are not

haft heard of me among many Wita Terror to good Works, but to nesses, the same commit thou to the evil. FGal. 3. 19. -It [the faithful Men: 2 Tim. 3. 14. Core Law] was added because of Transgrek; tinue thou in the things which thou fions.-- Gal. 5. 25. If we live 5 haft learned, and haft been assured in the Spirit, let us walk in of, knowing of whom thou haft the Spirit.

learned them. + 2 Tim. 4. 3. The I See on Rom. I. 24, 26. time will come, when they will 1 Exod 21. 16. He that stealeth a. endure found. Doctrine. Man and selleth him, or if he be tot Tit. 1. 9. Holding fast the faith found in his Hand, he shall surely ful Word, as he hath been taught, be put to death.

that he may be able by found Do. + 1 Tim. 6.3; 4. If any Man Etrine, both to exhort and convince reach otherwise, and consent not the Gain-sayers. t Tit. 2. 1. to wholsome Words, even the Words 15 Speak thou the things which be of our Lord Jelus Chrift, and to come found Doctrine.; the Doftrine which is according to!. 11. Tim. 6.15. Which in godliness, he is proud, knowing his times he shall Thew, who is the nothing. 2 Tim. 1. 13. Hold blessed and only Potentate, che fast the form of sound Words, which 20 King of kings, and Lord of lords. thou hast heard of me, in Faith at 1 Thes. 2. 4. ; Tit. s. 34 and Love which is in Christ Jesus.

See on Gal, 2.7. 2 Tim. 2.2. The things which thou

"(i) The Apostle's Meaning is not, that righteous Men are not bound to practise the Duties of the moral Law, the Sum of which is contained in the ten Commandments; but his Meaning is, that when Men transgresfed the natural Law, and did those things which their own Consciences accused them for, they being contrary to the Will of God, He in mer: cy' and love to Mankind inforced the Pra&ice thereof by express and positive Laws, which forbid the Commission of those Sins which wick. ed Men were guilty of. Rigbtecus and good Men perform the Duties the, Law requires from an inward Lave to holiness; and they abstain from the Sins opposed to them, fome of which are here reckoned up by the Apostle, out of choice, and would continue fo to do, had God never given out any positive Law. And now the Law is promulged, it conJenins not the Righteous, but the Wicked. He that truly loves God, is under the restraint of an inward Low, which is consistent with the highcit Liberty, and lays him under an agreeable, Reitraint to do every thing plealing to God.


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